Mentally men and women differ drastically. Women are better at communicating because of the frontal lobe which is responsible for problem solving. The limbic cortex of the female brain is larger than the male counterparts, this provides women with an advantage in problem solving and emotionally. Remember earlier I said that men have bigger brains? Well, the male brain contains more grey matter whereas a female brain contains more white matter. White matter basically increases thoughts more rapidly than males. Females speak from a more emotional perspective. It is due to chemistry and social learning. There is a stereotypical idea that females within the general public that has made it
Differences in gender communication deal with technology, negotiations, the workplace and persuasion. Researchers believes that the main difference in gender communication is due to the fact the men and women view the purpose of interactions in a different way. Women tend to see conversations as connections while men use them as competition and power gaining tactics (Merchant, 2012). Personally I can reflect on experiences when this objective seems to be true. During dating, women tend to be seen as more emotional and strive for relationship while in some
The unconscious is a group of thoughts, feelings, urges or memories that are suppressed beneath the conscious. We may think or feel something and not fully understand why that occurs, this can be considered the unconscious. These thoughts can enter the conscious by being distorted or disguised this is usually because they are kept out to stop fear anxiety. An example of this would be a slip of the tongue, where you say something because you were unconsciously thinking it.
In the article “Male and Female Communication: Differences Worth Nothing”, Laurie M. Stewart explains that main ideas about the differences between men and women communication that were published by three different Doctors. The differences exist in men and women communication, although not any of the theories were widely accepted. Stewart introduces that the belief of men and women are differentiated in communication due to different focus and driving force was written by Deborah Tannen in You Just Don’t Understand. Next she lists the points that John Gray wrote in Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus about general communication styles varied between men and women. Then Stewart introduces that the theory Lillian Glass wrote about gender
The conscious holds our thoughts that are present right now, the conscious mind consists of everything inside of our awareness. The preconscious is where we hold our thoughts and memories that are currently not in awareness, but can be easily retrieved. The preconscious holds our fears, emotions, and memories. The unconscious thoughts are things a person cannot voluntarily bring to awareness. We cannot access our unconscious without professional help, the unconscious initiates extreme anxiety and can’t be revealed to the conscious mind. We can’t know or see what’s in our unconscious, but we can work with it. In 1923 Freud came out with a new theory describing our personality, most people know of this theory as "Freud 's personality
During psychoanalysis, the patient engages in free association, by saying whatever comes to mind. They must speak without concern for whether the ideas are painful, embarrassing, or illogical. Dream analysis is also considered a good way to tap the unconsciousness. Freud felt that forbidden desires and unconscious feelings are more freely expressed in dreams. Then there is analysis of resistance where the analyst becomes aware of resistances, or blockages in the flow of ideas, and he or she brings them to the patient’s awareness so they can be dealt with realistically. Finally, there is analysis of transference, which the patient may act as if the analyst is the rejecting father, former lover, or whoever the patient is feeling anger
According to Boeree, (2007), the unconscious mind would be made referenced to all the things that are not easily available to awareness and other things such as our drives or instincts. Additionally the unconscious mind includes the things that are put there that we block out voluntarily or involuntarily as in any case resulting from a traumatic event or episode.
This paper attempts to review for the reader a selection of literature that study and analyze the differences that exist between men and women and the manner in which they communicate. Not only do these pieces of literature fall into different categories and specialties, they also deliver varied opinions and results as to what causes the differences discussed. By becoming familiar with the many aspects of gender communication differences, the responsible worker or manager can synthesize those findings into a methodology that enhances work place communication.
Every day, at home or at workplaces, people engage in conversations involving the opposite gender. How does gender play a critical role in a conversation? Reasonings behind the existence of “genderlect” are quite complex. Bill Cosby once said “Men and women belong to different species and communication between them is a science still in it infancy (Eisenberg).” Men and women are born with the same brains. However, the way they function differently when having conversations. When men and women communicate, men mostly use the left side of their brains while women are capable of using both sides explaining the excellent in their multi-tasking skills. Surprisingly, biological differences are not responsible for the genderlect, but the social norms and cultural backgrounds. These factors further differentiate conversations between men and women. Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University has written extensively on genderlect in her national best selling book, “You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation.” In her book (Tannen, 1990), she explores in depth about different conversational styles of men and women with relatable examples. She also suggests some steps that could be taken to relieve people’s frustrations towards each other’s differences. Tannen’s focus is mainly on the sociolinguistic side of linguistics and the verbal-communication.
According to Freud, the larger part of the mind exists below the surface of awareness.The unconscious stores all experiences, memories, and repressed material.Needs and motivations that are inaccessible or out of our awareness, are also outside the sphere of conscious control.Most psychological functioning exists in the out-of-awareness realm.The aim of psychoanalytic therapy is to make unconscious motives conscious.
“If women ruled the world, there would be no wars. Instead, there would be a bunch of jealous countries not talking to each other.” This quote is a perfect example of how communication between men and women vary. Communication has been and will continue to be the most essential aspect of human existence, which happens to differ greatly between men and women. Being aware of the differences between men and women in communication is significant in day-to-day interactions. Normally, conversation is a two way street between two individuals. There is ingoing and outgoing information, that is, one individual is listening and the other is communicating information. In general, men and women have very distinctive attributes but the fact that communication is such an important factor in our daily lives makes the art of communication such a dire process to understand. Imagine a world where communication between men and women were technically the same. The world would be much different.
Sigmund Freud’s theory of the unconscious mind claimed that people experience hysteria or other reactions in response to repressed experiences. “The unconscious contains all those drives, urges, or instincts that are beyond our awareness but that nevertheless motivate most of our words, feelings, and actions (Feist & Feist, 2008).” Freud and his theory are responsible for the birth of what is known today as psychoanalysis and Freud is considered the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Throughout this course, a focus of study has been the discrepancies between how men and women communicate in a group. The article “Sex, Gender, and Communication in Small Groups” by Nina M. Reich and Julia T. Wood focuses on many of these differences, while also providing similarities between how both men and women communicate. To begin, Reich and Wood start by making the important distinction between sex and gender. Sex is the biological difference between the two, which includes different reproductive organs, different hormones, and more. Gender is a cultural construct used to differentiate between masculinity and femininity. Gender’s meaning is not universal or stable, but
What would the average person say if asked them. “What are the communication differences between men and women?” Would it be something like women talk about shoes, and men talk about sports? Or maybe something along the lines of women talk all-the-time and men hardly speak at all. What if I said that assumption is correct. Well, not entirely of course. As it turns out, men and women have some fundamental communicative differences. This is also very much a generalization, and I would not think includes persons who identify as different genders.
Freud believed peoples mental functions stem from the unconscious mind. These mental functions are repressed experiences will denote the submerged part of the iceberg. They are also described as mental inner conflict